After a mammoth 10 year £4.2 Million rebuilding program spearheaded by the National Railway Museum, who bought her for £2.3m in 2004, Flying Scotsman is back on the rails again. Work to restore the locomotive began in 2006 with Flying Scotsman undergoing an extensive restoration in the workshop of Riley & Son (E) Ltd.
The locomotive is in its BR green livery as 60103. Flying Scotsman’s return as a working museum exhibit sets another record for the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain’s tracks occurred yesterday 25/02/2016. As you can see from the videos below, there’s a bit of hoopla going on at the moment:
Flying Scotsman chasing down a spark, being chased in turn by three helicopters.
Flying Scotsman doing what she was designed for – running fast on the mainline
To find out more about what the Flying Scotsman is up to this year head over to her website (http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk) for more.